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Red Hat Security Advisory 2015-1930-01

Red Hat Security Advisory 2015-1930-01
Posted Oct 27, 2015
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2015-1930-01 - The Network Time Protocol is used to synchronize a computer's time with a referenced time source. It was discovered that ntpd as a client did not correctly check timestamps in Kiss-of-Death packets. A remote attacker could use this flaw to send a crafted Kiss-of-Death packet to an ntpd client that would increase the client's polling interval value, and effectively disable synchronization with the server. It was found that ntpd did not correctly implement the threshold limitation for the '-g' option, which is used to set the time without any restrictions. A man-in-the-middle attacker able to intercept NTP traffic between a connecting client and an NTP server could use this flaw to force that client to make multiple steps larger than the panic threshold, effectively changing the time to an arbitrary value.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary, protocol
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2015-5300, CVE-2015-7704
MD5 | 0b6d1f9ad970bdef99fb5d146f781415

Red Hat Security Advisory 2015-1930-01

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Important: ntp security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2015:1930-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1930.html
Issue date: 2015-10-26
CVE Names: CVE-2015-5300 CVE-2015-7704
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1. Summary:

Updated ntp packages that fix two security issues are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security
impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give
detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the
CVE links in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client (v. 7) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client Optional (v. 7) - noarch, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ComputeNode (v. 7) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ComputeNode Optional (v. 7) - noarch, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Optional (v. 6) - i386, noarch, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6) - noarch, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 7) - ppc64, ppc64le, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 6) - i386, noarch, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 7) - noarch, ppc64, ppc64le, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 7) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 6) - i386, noarch, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 7) - noarch, x86_64

3. Description:

The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize a computer's time
with a referenced time source.

It was discovered that ntpd as a client did not correctly check timestamps
in Kiss-of-Death packets. A remote attacker could use this flaw to send a
crafted Kiss-of-Death packet to an ntpd client that would increase the
client's polling interval value, and effectively disable synchronization
with the server. (CVE-2015-7704)

It was found that ntpd did not correctly implement the threshold limitation
for the '-g' option, which is used to set the time without any
restrictions. A man-in-the-middle attacker able to intercept NTP traffic
between a connecting client and an NTP server could use this flaw to force
that client to make multiple steps larger than the panic threshold,
effectively changing the time to an arbitrary value. (CVE-2015-5300)

Red Hat would like to thank Aanchal Malhotra, Isaac E. Cohen, and Sharon
Goldberg of Boston University for reporting these issues.

All ntp users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to resolve these issues. After installing the
update, the ntpd daemon will restart automatically.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

For details on how to apply this update, refer to:

https://access.redhat.com/articles/11258

5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

1271070 - CVE-2015-7704 ntp: disabling synchronization via crafted KoD packet
1271076 - CVE-2015-5300 ntp: MITM attacker can force ntpd to make a step larger than the panic threshold

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6):

Source:
ntp-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.src.rpm

i386:
ntp-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.i686.rpm
ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.i686.rpm
ntpdate-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.i686.rpm

x86_64:
ntp-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.x86_64.rpm
ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.x86_64.rpm
ntpdate-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Optional (v. 6):

i386:
ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.i686.rpm
ntp-perl-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.i686.rpm

noarch:
ntp-doc-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.noarch.rpm

x86_64:
ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.x86_64.rpm
ntp-perl-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6):

Source:
ntp-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.src.rpm

x86_64:
ntp-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.x86_64.rpm
ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.x86_64.rpm
ntpdate-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6):

noarch:
ntp-doc-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.noarch.rpm

x86_64:
ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.x86_64.rpm
ntp-perl-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6):

Source:
ntp-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.src.rpm

i386:
ntp-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.i686.rpm
ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.i686.rpm
ntpdate-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.i686.rpm

ppc64:
ntp-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.ppc64.rpm
ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.ppc64.rpm
ntpdate-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
ntp-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.s390x.rpm
ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.s390x.rpm
ntpdate-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
ntp-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.x86_64.rpm
ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.x86_64.rpm
ntpdate-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 6):

i386:
ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.i686.rpm
ntp-perl-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.i686.rpm

noarch:
ntp-doc-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.noarch.rpm

ppc64:
ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.ppc64.rpm
ntp-perl-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.s390x.rpm
ntp-perl-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.x86_64.rpm
ntp-perl-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6):

Source:
ntp-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.src.rpm

i386:
ntp-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.i686.rpm
ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.i686.rpm
ntpdate-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.i686.rpm

x86_64:
ntp-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.x86_64.rpm
ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.x86_64.rpm
ntpdate-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 6):

i386:
ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.i686.rpm
ntp-perl-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.i686.rpm

noarch:
ntp-doc-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.noarch.rpm

x86_64:
ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.x86_64.rpm
ntp-perl-4.2.6p5-5.el6_7.2.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client (v. 7):

Source:
ntp-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.src.rpm

x86_64:
ntp-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.x86_64.rpm
ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.x86_64.rpm
ntpdate-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client Optional (v. 7):

noarch:
ntp-doc-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.noarch.rpm
ntp-perl-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.noarch.rpm

x86_64:
ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.x86_64.rpm
sntp-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ComputeNode (v. 7):

Source:
ntp-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.src.rpm

x86_64:
ntp-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.x86_64.rpm
ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.x86_64.rpm
ntpdate-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ComputeNode Optional (v. 7):

noarch:
ntp-doc-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.noarch.rpm
ntp-perl-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.noarch.rpm

x86_64:
ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.x86_64.rpm
sntp-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 7):

Source:
ntp-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.src.rpm

ppc64:
ntp-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.ppc64.rpm
ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.ppc64.rpm
ntpdate-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
ntp-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.s390x.rpm
ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.s390x.rpm
ntpdate-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
ntp-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.x86_64.rpm
ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.x86_64.rpm
ntpdate-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 7):

Source:
ntp-4.2.6p5-19.ael7b_1.3.src.rpm

ppc64le:
ntp-4.2.6p5-19.ael7b_1.3.ppc64le.rpm
ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-19.ael7b_1.3.ppc64le.rpm
ntpdate-4.2.6p5-19.ael7b_1.3.ppc64le.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 7):

noarch:
ntp-doc-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.noarch.rpm
ntp-perl-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.noarch.rpm

ppc64:
ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.ppc64.rpm
sntp-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.s390x.rpm
sntp-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.x86_64.rpm
sntp-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 7):

noarch:
ntp-doc-4.2.6p5-19.ael7b_1.3.noarch.rpm
ntp-perl-4.2.6p5-19.ael7b_1.3.noarch.rpm

ppc64le:
ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-19.ael7b_1.3.ppc64le.rpm
sntp-4.2.6p5-19.ael7b_1.3.ppc64le.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 7):

Source:
ntp-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.src.rpm

x86_64:
ntp-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.x86_64.rpm
ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.x86_64.rpm
ntpdate-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 7):

noarch:
ntp-doc-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.noarch.rpm
ntp-perl-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.noarch.rpm

x86_64:
ntp-debuginfo-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.x86_64.rpm
sntp-4.2.6p5-19.el7_1.3.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/

7. References:

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-5300
https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-7704
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2015 Red Hat, Inc.
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